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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 3, 2007 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Albums: Steal Your Face, Built To Last

Songs: Money, Money; Sunrise; Let Me Sing Your Blues Away; France; Eternity; and while it might not make anybody's Worst Of list, a song that seems to get ignored a lot that I have always rated very highly is Doin' That Rag.

Shows: I won't presume to be edified enough to cite
specific dates, but I still had a hell of a good time when Vince Welnick was on keyboards.

etc.: Travis Bean guitars; Donna's voice; synthesizers

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 3, 2007 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

I really, sincerely love What's Become of the Baby, but only on the original mix of Aoxomoxoa--an LP transcription of which has been torrented at a number of sites over the past year. I think it's a brilliant, emotionally intense piece of musique concrete, and Jerry (or Phil, or whomever you think did the Aoxomoxoa remix) was out of his head when he destroyed it in the remix.

I also wish they had played Death Don't Have No Mercy and It's All Over Now Baby Blue way more than they did.

Does Lazy Lightning > Supplication qualify? I have no use for the lyrics and hot-shit singing, but I adore the drippy 7/4 jamming.

I don't know what people think about Big River, but the guitar work and interlocking rhythms make it way more than just another upbeat tune in my book.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 3, 2007 5:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

If Lazy Lightning>Supplication gets slammed, then I have to add it to the list that I used to start this thread. Never, ever saw a weak version of that. Weir's attack on the vocals fit the lyrics like a glove---Lazy Lightning, they say you'll never strike the same place/I want a double dose in my case!
Love it. One of my all-time favorites.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 3, 2007 5:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Shame the Dead eliminated that Supplication-extension, when was that?

Naturally Cliff prefers the jammed-out Kingfish versions from the mid-seventies. Wier and Hoddinot could really work that out...

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Poster: smi2les Date: Apr 3, 2007 6:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

The OLD AND IN THE WAY version of wild horse's, maybe that'll be my new theme song for this forum.

......and The Persuasions sing Grateful Dead....that got a great muddy river version.

This post was modified by smi2les on 2007-04-04 01:31:29

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 3, 2007 8:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Hoddinot on Battle of New Orleans from 76 is simply amazing...

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Apr 3, 2007 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Lou,

Don't be afraid to dive into the 1980's for your songs.

The Warlock's Death Don't was excellent:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-10-09.sbd.serafin.7721.sbeok.shnf

A very nice Baby Blue from:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-03-30.matrix.18255.sbeok.shnf

and Brent does some good work on the Big River from:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-06-25.sbd.jeffm.3049.sbeok.shnf

Not quite the 68 and 69 sound I prefer, but it's great music.

As for What's Become .... I will take a listen tonight.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 3, 2007 10:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

I feel the second night of the warlocks hampton show was a tad overrated, but not that Death Don't. Goose Bump city on that baby.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 3, 2007 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Hey, hey! Two of my favs...Baby Blue and Death...

This post was modified by William Tell on 2007-04-03 23:44:44

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 3, 2007 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Liberty.

Looks Like rain. (I was surprised at the bashing this tune got)

baba O reilly. I liked it. Don't know what to say, most didn't care for it.

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Poster: Supaslush Date: Apr 3, 2007 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Is there a definitive version of Baba>Tomorrow out there? All the versions I've heard sound pretty bad, but I think these would both have been great tunes if the boys had been playing well.

Los Lobos does a sweet cover of Tomorrow Never Knows on their box set El Cancionero: Mas y Mas.

I like a lot of the 80s stuff:

most of Brent's songs (Don't Need Love excluded)
Black Muddy River
When Push Comes to Shove
Picasso Moon
Victim or the Crime

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 3, 2007 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Hearty agreement on Liberty (GREAT song) and LLR, a tune that I believe is one of Weir's very best chordal compositions. It seems he really wanted to take that one as far as it could go.

I'll certainly give Baba a vote as one of their oddest selections as a cover, especially coupled, as it was, with Tomorrow Never Knows. Add to that Vince saying "same as it ever was-same as it ever was," a la Once in a Lifetime, and you got some outta-left-field Dead happening there.

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Apr 3, 2007 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

I personally loved his Travis Bean tones, even more than Tiger sometimes

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Poster: smi2les Date: Apr 3, 2007 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

the caspervapors reminds me of the doggie diner, but not as harsh as the jerry burgers........931/2, 94, 95 years were pretty bad.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 3, 2007 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Bryan, i realize my response is somewhat sidestepping your question and tweaking the variables a bit, but i admit here and now that every now and again i will sneak a listen to REO Speedwagon's 'Hi Infidelity' - hey, what can i say, there once a long time ago was this girl ...

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 4, 2007 3:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

We all have our guilty pleasures, many of us for the same reason you cite.

Hmmmm . . .

Head Over Heels by Tears for Fears

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Apr 3, 2007 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Albums: Hm...can't think of one now

Songs: I agree with bryane with the Money Money and Doin' that Rag. I also enjoy Black Muddy River, Man Smart Woman Smarter, Touch of Gray, Tons of Steel, and even Victim or the Crime.

Shows: I won't name any names but there are a couple shows I dig from 94-95

etc. (dead related): Phil's voice, drums>space, Vince

etc. (non-dead): Alicia Keys, asparagus, Alf, polyester shirts, Philadelphia sports teams, vinyl records, and face-to-face conversations

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Poster: CCCC Date: Apr 15, 2007 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 0

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This post was modified by CCCC on 2007-04-15 18:14:03

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 15, 2007 9:13am
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comon! smile!

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Apr 3, 2007 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

how could people not like Black Muddy River?!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 3, 2007 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Interesting call there, CCCC, on the Egypt shows. That's using the ol' thinking cap.

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Poster: mudcatbluez Date: Apr 3, 2007 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Say what some will, CCCC, I still think Egypt's 3rd night's a solid showing. Would've loved to have been there (I was 13 and the only Pigpen I knew was the one in the Peanuts strips...)

I was reading recently where the Bedouins watching from the dunes around didn't think much of Bobby's cowboy tunes, though through Shakedown and Truckin they were diggin and dancin in the dunes. Strikes me as such a cool image, Gizeh '78 in the night of the eclipse.

Thanx & Peace.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 3, 2007 10:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

concur, my friend, on night 3. I think it's well played

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 3, 2007 4:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Hey muddy, whatcha know? I love that tale of the locals who watched curiously but cautiously from the outer perimeter on the first night, and by the last night, were up near the stage, no longer able to keep themselves still while the band kept playin' on. Kind of makes me think of the closing credits of Kingpin, when the Amish start hearing Blues Traveler playing But Anyway, making them slowly but surely shake those plainly-clothed bones.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Apr 3, 2007 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Doin' That Rag is one of Jerry's greatest creations. It's Lennonesque.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 3, 2007 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Doin' That Rag is one song in the catalog that demystified the psychedelic experience, recognizing it for what it could be sometimes, namely weird nights when the goddamned walls would not stop changing colors. And it did so by virtue of a few lyrics coming near the end of the song that serve almost as a punch line:

One-Eyed Jacks and the deuces are wild,
And the aces are crawling up and down your sleeve

Say what you will about comic book colors on a violin river or the transitive nightfall of diamonds, those aces crawling up and down your sleeve will either make you laugh your ass off or scare the shit out of you.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 3, 2007 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Sir, I must protest: Doin that Rag, at least from 69 where I know it well, making anyone's 'worst of list?' Whoops--another 'nevermind' on my part, Bryan--misread your original wording on that line...

So, here is a hearty agreement with you: not a lot of discussion on it, but one of my fav's from that era...

Now, Money, Money...that is another matter altogether.

This post was modified by William Tell on 2007-04-03 17:18:31

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Poster: BryanE Date: Apr 3, 2007 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seemingly Unpopular Songs/Albums/Shows, etc. That You Enjoy Regardless

Glad you were able to read back through the cloudiness of that message. No badmouthin' Doin' That Rag coming from this quarter.

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